In this paper we consider multi-agent systems where interactions among agents are modeled using a kinetic approach. While kinetic theory aims at studying macroscopic properties of gases starting from microscopic interactions among molecules, we are interested in modeling the global behaviour of multi-agent systems on the basis of local interactions among pairs of agents. In particular, here we study the dynamics of opinion formation. Given a microscopic description of each single interaction, we derive stationary profiles for the global opinion. Analytic results are validated by simulations obtained by implementing the proposed theoretical model.

Kinetic Description of Opinion Evolution in Multi-agent Systems: Analytic Model and Simulations / Monica, Stefania; Bergenti, Federico. - STAMPA. - 9387(2015), pp. 483-491. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 18th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2015) tenutosi a Bertinoro nel 2015 [10.1007/978-3-319-25524-8_30].

Kinetic Description of Opinion Evolution in Multi-agent Systems: Analytic Model and Simulations

MONICA, Stefania;BERGENTI, Federico
2015

Abstract

In this paper we consider multi-agent systems where interactions among agents are modeled using a kinetic approach. While kinetic theory aims at studying macroscopic properties of gases starting from microscopic interactions among molecules, we are interested in modeling the global behaviour of multi-agent systems on the basis of local interactions among pairs of agents. In particular, here we study the dynamics of opinion formation. Given a microscopic description of each single interaction, we derive stationary profiles for the global opinion. Analytic results are validated by simulations obtained by implementing the proposed theoretical model.
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